Halo 5, MCC Getting Halloween Content

This year’s Halloween festivities are kicking off a little early in Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection with plenty of Infection updates. The Infection playlist in Halo 5 will receive a special Halloween treatment featuring new maps, three new modes, and Double XP until the end of the month.

Castle Raid is a brand-new mode designed to add a new gameplay element to the standard Infection experience. In this storm-the-castle mode, survivors must break into the Infected’s lair, steal a skull from a haunted casket, and then burn it in a pit of fire. An important thing to note is that every living person gets points if the skull is burned, so you’re going to want to work together when moving the skull or else the Infected might win. In preparation for the Infected’s extreme camouflage, you’ve come well-equipped with a COG Assault Rifle and Threat Marker SMG to spot them.

Based on the original Halo 3 mode, Speed Demons is a faced-paced variant of Infection that often has you running and driving away from the Infected as fast as possible. Survivors start with a Battle Rifle and Shotgun but can scavenge for weapons and vehicles around the map. Be careful though, these Infected are extremely fast and are equipped with Energy Swords and Gravity Hammers!

Last but certainly not least, the community-loved style of linear Infection gameplay is making its first appearance in Halo matchmaking under the name Contingency. Players will run from location to location as new rooms and pathways unlock around the map until they can make it to and survive in the final zone. Infection has also returned to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Play your favorite zombie-inspired modes from Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo 2: Anniversary in one spectacularly terrifying playlist.

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Taylor Bauer

Taylor is from Aurora, IL and received both his B.S. and M.S. in Communication from Illinois State University, where he taught radio production and media management for two years. Taylor studies critical media theory, loves all things Nintendo and Xbox, and is an avid listener of NPR. He is also a self-proclaimed music nerd, and loves all genres.

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